Motability introduced the New Vehicle Payment last year to help with the rising costs of getting a new vehicle on the Motability Scheme. Now, Motability is giving you the option to send your New Vehicle Payment directly to Pulman, to help towards the cost of your Advance Payment. This is instead of getting the New Vehicle Payment a few weeks after you’ve picked up your new vehicle and already paid your Advance Payment. This will give you the option to make it easier for you to order your next vehicle on the Scheme.
If you’re eligible for the New Vehicle Payment, you can now choose for this to be sent directly to your dealer to help towards the cost of some, or all, of your Advance Payment. We will ask if you’d like to do this when you’re ordering your new car or WAV. If you choose to send your New Vehicle Payment to your dealer, we’ll arrange this for you before your new car is ready, so you do not need to do anything. Motability will confirm this in a letter once your order has been accepted.
You’ll receive this payment when you get your new vehicle, if you order your first vehicle before the end of 2023.
If you were already on the Scheme before 1 January 2022, you’ll be eligible whenever you get your next vehicle.
If you’re eligible you have two options for getting the New Vehicle Payment. If your Advance Payment is more than £750 you’ll need to pay the difference to Pulman, but if it’s less than £750 we’ll send you the difference after you get your vehicle.
We will ask if you’d like to do this when you’re placing your order. If you’ve already ordered and would now like to put your New Vehicle Payment towards your Advance Payment, please speak to us directly.
You can only use the New Vehicle Payment towards the cost of your vehicle's Advance Payment. You cannot use it towards the cost of adaptations or optional extras. If you do not ask for your New Vehicle Payment to go Pulman, Motability will send this to you in full within a few weeks of getting your new vehicle.
You’ll receive one payment of £750. If you’ve already had a £250 New Vehicle Payment: Motability will send you another £500 – this will take your total New Vehicle Payment to £750. You’ll get this by bank transfer if you’ve saved your bank details in your Motability Scheme online account if not, you’ll get a cheque.